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Chocolate healthy protein donut

Healthy Protein Donuts

These are not your typical donuts. They have a cake-pop consistency that making eat just one tough. They are vegan, packed with protein and rich in chocolate; this recipe is a must save! The chickpeas provide a punch of protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals. You can enjoy these donuts as breakfast, a snack or dessert!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 1 min
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 6


  • a donut pan
  • Food processor


  • 1 cup Chickpeas (AKA Garbanzo beans) drained & rinsed
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips melted
  • 1/2 cup almond milk may need a little more though
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup Gluten from 1 to 1 baking flour Bob's Red Mill
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • pinch salt

Chocolate glaze

  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1/2 tsp coconut oil


Making the donuts

  • Preheat the oven to 350'F
  • In a food processor add the drained and rinsed chickpeas, but don't blend it yet.
  • Next, add the 1 cup of melted dark chocolate, almond milk, vanilla, and apple cider vinegar.
  • Blend it all together to as smooth as you can get it (its okay if it's somewhat chunky).
  • Then, slowly pulse in the flour. This can cause the batter to get really thick. If this happens add 2 more tablespoons of almond milk. It should get smoother.
  • Next, add in the coconut sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt
  • Blend until the batter is a bit pourable, although thick.
  • In a greased donut pan/mold, add the batter to each donut shape. You can fill it to the top on each. The donuts will rise to be thicker.
  • Bake the donuts for 10 minutes and let them cool for a few minutes in the pan. If you try to remove them too soon they will crumble.

After they've baked

  • After they have chilled a bit, flip the donut mold over for the donuts to come out.
  • Place the donuts on a plate and put them in the fridge for 10 minutes. This helps to keep them from crumbling.

The chocolate glaze

  • In a microwavable, bowl melt the 1 cup of chocolate chips and coconut oil in the microwave for 30 seconds & stir. Repeat this until all the chocolate is melted.
  • Once the donuts have mostly cooled, on one side dip each donut into the bowl of chocolate to top it with the glaze, and place back on the plate.
  • When all the donuts have been dipped, place them back into fridge until the glaze hardens.
  • Eat whenever you want!


Because of the chocolate glaze and need to maintain the donut's consistency, you'll want to store these in the fridge.  They can save for 3-4 days but let us be honest-- they'll be eaten before then. 
Tag @brittbehealthy or comment below if you love the recipe. 
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